Whats wrong with this egg? Dirt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by havi, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I found this egg on the ground far from the nest box. I picked it up thinking it was just some kinda dirt on the outside of the egg. I brushed it off when I turned it over I noticed it was cracked a little. But when I opened it up I noticed the 'dirt' looking stuff was on the outside as well. Does anyone know what this stuff is? Have you ever seen anything like it?




  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    All I can say is ewww... [​IMG] I have no idea what that could be:-( sorry BUmp!
  3. Miss Red

    Miss Red Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    Trinity, Texas
    wow, I don't know BUT I'd sure like to find out.
  4. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Dude - that's nasty!
  5. momofspoiledchicks

    momofspoiledchicks Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 24, 2009
    South Carolina
    [​IMG] Gross! Maybe it is a REALLY REALLY old egg! [​IMG]
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    It came with it's own spices. Fry it up! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    There's an example of why they say to crack your eggs in a separate bowl before adding them to your mixing bowl!!!!!!

    I've never seen that before.
  8. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Ive never seen anything like it before either. This is the one and only egg Ive found like this. I know it wasnt an old egg though. I go collect the eggs twice a day. And where this egg was, there is no way I would have been able to missed it. It really looked like dirt though. Once you got up close with it and it didnt smell either. So I have no idea. [​IMG]
  9. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Fairhope, AL
    ewwww. I dunno what that is. It almost looks like bug doo doo. Were beetles or any other bug on it?
  10. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Not when I picked it up. But that doesnt mean they werent. The only thing is I didnt see any opening where a bug could have gotten in the egg. Thankfully Ive never found an egg like it since.

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